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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "Discovery" get ready to enter the vast cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building as part of STS-121 "Return to Flight" mission. Current launch date July 1,2006. Window extends till July 19th. The grey exhaust smoke is from the transporter beneath.
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A visitor from United States posted Thu June 22, 2006:
M4 and possibly an M9 for side arms. I'm better with my targets with the M16A2 than the M4.

A visitor from United States posted Sat June 17, 2006:
Look at the bottom left...a guy w/ an M4, and a sidearm. Wouldn't have seen that inside a secure facility like this before Sept. 11th. Sad indeed. Also LOVE the slow vehicle sign on the transporter...who's that warning for? Someone who can't see that huge white thing on the road?? :)

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Re: The guy with the guns...
He is probably part of the security force. Would you want some nutjob/terrorist to have access to this beautiful craft?

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Check that out; the power of eight Hoover Dams...have you seen films taken by the close up cameras during launch? When the three main engines kicks on, the whole Shuttle moves and strains against the bolts holding it down to the pad...it's awesome to have the whole shuttle flights under such tight control and get it to work. I salute the people making it happen!

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Looks good. the guy with the gun is security detial for such a high level project

A visitor from - posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Great shot. What's up with the guy with the guns, over on the far left?!?

A visitor from Austria posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Get this baby back to space!

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Wonderful shot!!! what a wonderful piece of Engineering!

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Nice. Oddly enough, I hope the launch slips a few days so that I can be there for it. Fingers crossed for a successful mission.

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
One of the most spectacular machines ever built, especially considering it has graced our sky for decades. Godspeed to the crew of Discovery and space exploration for all mankind.

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Fabulous shot! It's great to see the shuttle program getting back into business! I also LOVE those P&W engines!

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